Fowler to hold talks with Championship high-flyers Blackpool
Robbie Fowler will have talks with
Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston over the possibility of a sensational
return to English football with the npower Championship club.
On Friday it emerged the 36-year-old
former England and Liverpool striker was in training with Ian Holloway's
side with a view to a permanent deal.
On his way back Robbie Fowler last played for Muang Thong United
Speaking after the Seasiders' 1-1 draw with with Hull, Holloway confirmed discussions with Fowler were due to take place.
'My chairman has got to talk to the boy himself tomorrow,' he said. 'I don't put pressure on my chairman. I don't understand what Robbie wants, it's none of my business. I've only spoken to him about football.
'I think he knows he could do it, I think he knows he would enjoy it and I think he knows I know he could do it.
'So it's all about him really. I
don't know what he's been paid in the past and I don't know what he's
thinking about now, but I just hope with all my heart that he's the same
as the rest of my lads and wants to come here and work for me and don't
really care about the money.
Hitman: Robbie Fowler (right) was deadly in his prime with Liverpool
'He might just want to be part of
something that might be special in his life right now, because we might
have a chance of going up again and I think it would be an even bigger
miracle than when we did it before.'
Having seen Fowler at close quarters
this week, Holloway is in little doubt that the striker can still be an
asset at Championship level.
'I still think he's got loads of
mileage in him,' he said. 'Wouldn't that be nice if I took off Kevin
Phillips and popped on Robbie Fowler Am I at Blackpool or not
“He's the first trialist I've ever asked for his autograph!
'The whole place has got a lift. It
wouldn't work if he didn't have that appetite to keep going and keep
playing and keep doing it. He could easily retire if he wanted to. I
love his enthusiasm.'